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Also known as fairy lights or twinkle lights, string lights are a good way to add coziness to a room.

Trendy dorm decor

Also known as fairy lights or twinkle lights, string lights are a good way to add coziness to a room.

September 11, 2021, 5:31am Life

Remember the joy of decorating your room as a child? You took control of what was on the walls and your bedspread. In adulthood, you’ve likely sent your kids off to college with some swanky dorm decor. Read story

Need a last-minute trip? Think about these three

September 5, 2021, 5:25am Life

It’s never too late to plan a last-minute getaway. Here are three ideas to consider: Read story

When trees start showing their fall color, it is time to go shopping.

Fall perfect time to add to trees to yard, but take care with selection

When trees start showing their fall color, it is time to go shopping.

September 4, 2021, 6:03am Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. — When trees get dressed with the colors of fall, it’s time to go shopping for a new addition to the garden. Read story

Everbearing yellow raspberry plants in New Paltz, N.Y. Gardeners can get better raspberries and blackberries by training and pruning their bushes -- or brambles.

Berries grow best in rows or hills

Everbearing yellow raspberry plants in New Paltz, N.Y. Gardeners can get better raspberries and blackberries by training and pruning their bushes -- or brambles.

September 4, 2021, 6:00am Life

I wince when someone tells me about their “bramble patch.” For some, those two words might evoke nostalgic, pastoral notions. For me, they call to mind thrashing through a mess of thorny canes to get at not-very-many berries. Read story

Energy Adviser: Utility offers customers help for water, power bills

September 4, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

When money’s tight, balancing your budget and keeping your bills paid can be a serious challenge. If you’re struggling to stay current with your utility bills, call Clark Public Utilities. Read story

Energy Adviser: Program your thermostat for savings

August 28, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

No one likes paying for things they don’t use. That’s why we don’t leave the lights on throughout the house when we’re sleeping and why we turn off the TV when no one’s watching it. Read story

Rory Mc Donnell conducting research on slug attractants.

Study: Slugs love bread dough

Rory Mc Donnell conducting research on slug attractants.

August 28, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research from Oregon State University Extension Service found slugs and snails are strongly attracted to bread dough, a discovery that could lead to better ways of controlling these serious pests of agriculture, nurseries and home gardens. Read story

Every home has a dumping ground for school bags and supplies -- just make sure yours is planned out and organized.

A B Cs of back to school prep

Every home has a dumping ground for school bags and supplies -- just make sure yours is planned out and organized.

August 28, 2021, 5:12am Life

Whether you’re reorganizing your empty nest around one of your children going off to college, or prepping for primary school to start up again, here are some tips to keep your home organized through the chaos! Read story

Do a deep clean of the refrigerator, getting rid of old condiments and spoiled food, and then rearrange it.

Love your kitchen again

Do a deep clean of the refrigerator, getting rid of old condiments and spoiled food, and then rearrange it.

August 21, 2021, 6:02am Life

I bought a plastic-bag organizer recently, and the other day, as I was shoving a grocery bag into its neat confines, I felt an overwhelming sense of satisfaction. It was an emotion that was hard to place, one that resided somewhere between calm — all too fleeting these days —… Read story

Besides being a gorgeous flooring choice, hard wood floors give us a wonderful, warm blank canvas to play with a wonderful New Traditional staple: rugs.

Area rugs help pull room together

Besides being a gorgeous flooring choice, hard wood floors give us a wonderful, warm blank canvas to play with a wonderful New Traditional staple: rugs.

August 21, 2021, 5:35am Life

Is there any better feeling than pulling up a swath of old carpet to find beautiful hidden wooden floors? I think not! We moved into a new home about a year ago and I was thrilled that we had hardwood floors nearly throughout the house. They would need to be… Read story